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Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« on: Sun, 26 January 2014, 18:16:09 »
Let's do this!  Some of us have already received our kits, and many are going to be working on theirs soon.  This keyboard has lots of layout options, so I'm very excited to see what everyone decides on doing with their LightSaver :D

LightSaver is a tray-style aluminum keyboard by Duck with a TK-style PCB and LOTS of layout options!  For Duck's official photo website, see here:

http://duck0113.tistory.com/66


There are 5 lighting modes (mode 5 is for side LEDs).  The modes are called "L1", "L2", "L3", "L4", and "L5" in the original firmware, for key programming purposes.  Before you do any reprogramming, by default the modes can be activated as follows:

So the led control by default is the top right most button plus 1 through 5. The button to the top right side of backspace turns the lights on the bottom of the pcb on and off and so does the led toggle + 5.

Update! New firmware: http://duck0113.tistory.com/84 (select "Download : 02D_KeyMapper_Custom_vXXXX . exe", use the OTD Lightsaver custom profile)
- user-defined debounce values
- a dozen different reactive modes and even more with their combinations
- macros, polling rate change, 4 separately programmable layout layers, etc.
- read carefully in Google Chrome using automatic translation option, it's actually very readable in the English translation
- if you are having trouble saving a modified layout to a new file, try overwriting a copy of an existing layout file instead!

- Notes on reprogramming:
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To reprogram, look at this KMAC programming guide for reference--it's basically the same, except that to enter bootloader, unplug your LightSaver, press and hold the Flip key while plugging the USB cable back in.  The Flip key is seen here:


(it's the right-side 1x key above Backspace)

Modify existing keymap XML file in an XML editor, save it as XML, load it into TrueKeyMapper software to check that everything looks correct, generate a HEX file (you can do it from the KeyMapper), open Flip, enter bootloader mode, reprogram.

Please Note: "If your arrows or LED functions aren't working in the O2D mapper, [in Windows at least] you can change your locale through control panel>region>administrative>change system locale... set it to korean and now the arrow keys and LED functions will all work propperly. (credit goes to stylingreymon.)" reference

- Notes about LED modes:
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by default, they are on Function Layer #3, which means press the MFN button 3 times in a quick succession to get to the 3rd function layer, and on the third time hold it and press a number associated with the area on the keyboard you want illuminated (alternatively, if you bind FN3 to some key, press FN3 + number)

1 = Function row LEDs
2 = Modifiers + number row
3 = Alphas
4 = Numpad
5 = Side LEDs

To cycle through different lighting modes, you can press those keys repeatedly.  For example holding down FN3 (or having pressed MFN 3 times and holding it), you can keep pressing "3" to cycle through lighting modes for the alphas.  Here are the lighting modes, in a cycle:

  • All ON
  • All OFF
  • Breathing with longer dark periods
  • Breathing with short dark periods (basically the opposite of the other kind of breathing, if you want to have 2 sections breathing exactly out of sync)
  • Reactive ON (off until you push a key, then that section turns on briefly at maximum set brightness)
  • Reactive OFF (on until you push a key, then that section turns off briefly)
  • Breathing mode where speed varies based on typing speed--starts off breathing quickly then slows dramatically until you begin typing
  • Breathing mode where speed varies based on typing speed--reverse of the above (breathing out of sync)
  • OFF until you begin typing, then the section turns on gradually the faster you type.  Fades back to off once you stop typing.


LED brightness level can be varied with LED D[ow]N and LED UP keys, on the same function layer #3 by default


- Command Mode (C/M) key allows you to enter into the programming mode, where you can set stuff like debounce values

- Note about the top right LED blinking every 2 seconds - it's on purpose, read here:
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The blinking LED shows you which layer you are in.  It's called "Layer Status."  There are 4 layers on the keyboard, so if the light blinks once every 2 seconds, it means Layer 1 is activated.  3 quick blinks means that you're in Layer 3, etc.

There are 2 modes in which that LED can be:  either blinking every 2 seconds to let you know which layer you are in at all times or you can change it to only show you the layer number when changing into that layer, and then that LED will remain off until the next layer change.  To switch between these two modes:

LLB: default LED Blink mode (every 2 seconds)
LLN: "Normal" LED mode (off until changing layers)

  • Enter Control Mode (press the C/M button); the Layer Status LED should be lit now without blinking
  • type LLN (or LLB) and press Enter
  • Exit Control Mode by pressing Esc
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Older LightSaver Firmware: http://duck0113.tistory.com/71
Older LightSaver Keymapper Software: http://duck0113.tistory.com/75

Alternative TMK firmware by xauser, now merged into the official TMK Keyboard package: https://github.com/tmk/tmk_keyboard

V1 was sold through Sherryton/Originative.  V2 group buy thread is located here: http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=56877.0

Screws: the 10 little screws you need to attach the plate to the case are size M2 in Torx T6 with a 0.4mm pitch (called "coarse" or "normal") and 5mm length.  If your set is missing screws, please see this post by dorkvader--he ordered a large batch for himself that seem to fit well.

Stabilizers: it appears that you need PCB-mounted Cherry stabilizers for this keyboard.  You can source them from mouser.com and newark.com and such.  Simple Questions Simple Answers thread has some notes about them in the first post.

The Side LEDs are 3.5mm x 2.8mm in size (3528 or 1411 package size).  If you are changing the side LEDs, please note the orientation of the original LEDs before removing them: it's not symmetric!
All LED resistors appear to be 470 Ohm variety. Please note, this was true for Lightsaver V1.  Later versions might be different--please double-check.

PLEASE NOTE when installing LEDs, polarity is not indicated on the PCB, but it's the standard + on the right, - on the left, when looking at the PCB from the top (not from the bottom).  BUT, if you're doing a 1.5x modifier layout on the bottom row, note that the LEDs for the right-side Alt/GUI/Ctrl should be reversed in orientation to - / +.  If in doubt, check the bottom row LED orientation without soldering first with the board plugged in.



Layout options for Lightsaver V2 - more options for the bottom row:

(options a) and d) along with short 1.75x right Shift allow for the arrow cluster, G80-1800-style :
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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 26 January 2014, 18:19:40 »
To start, my photo album so far is here.  I've yet to get replacement side LEDs, but they are probably going to be warm white or neutral white.  Going to use MX Clears in mine--likely stock, but we'll see.
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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 26 January 2014, 18:29:24 »
To start, my photo album so far is here.  I've yet to get replacement side LEDs, but they are probably going to be warm white or neutral white.  Going to use MX Clears in mine--likely stock, but we'll see.
Those are some really lovely photos. Thanks for posting!

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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 26 January 2014, 18:38:13 »
To start, my photo album so far is here.  I've yet to get replacement side LEDs, but they are probably going to be warm white or neutral white.  Going to use MX Clears in mine--likely stock, but we'll see.

Dibs if you decide to sell this thing :D :P

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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 26 January 2014, 18:39:29 »
To start, my photo album so far is here.  I've yet to get replacement side LEDs, but they are probably going to be warm white or neutral white.  Going to use MX Clears in mine--likely stock, but we'll see.

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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 26 January 2014, 20:17:10 »
really good stuff......you got skills :cool:

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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 26 January 2014, 20:20:11 »


Edit: Oops, didn't realize that I couldn't link/post your pictures here.

I really like this picture :D. Can't wait to see your board all built up!
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« Reply #7 on: Sun, 26 January 2014, 21:46:18 »
nice photos you have there. now i can't wait to see this beauty fully assembled .  :D
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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 07 February 2014, 12:54:56 »
I am assembling mine right now, man, this layout Fxx row is very retarded, I kinda hate 2 extra key after F12, not sure what I should do with it? /meh

And it seems to me this issue is addressed in version 2rd (..I hope this is not a typo, seriously, the designer is very poor at English - lightsaver vs lightsaber now 2rd vs 2nd...), photos taken from his website:



Besides, mine does not come with plate, i am wondering if any of you does come with plate
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« Reply #9 on: Fri, 07 February 2014, 12:57:54 »
I am assembling mine right now, man, this layout Fxx row is very retarded, I kinda hate 2 extra key after F12, not sure what I should do with it? /meh

Besides, mine does not come with plate, i am wondering if any of you does come with plate

Why did you get this keyboard then ? :)  I got it because I liked all the extra caps and layout options.  You can always get some blockers and cover up some slots.
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« Reply #10 on: Fri, 07 February 2014, 13:00:44 »
I am assembling mine right now, man, this layout Fxx row is very retarded, I kinda hate 2 extra key after F12, not sure what I should do with it? /meh

Besides, mine does not come with plate, i am wondering if any of you does come with plate

Why did you get this keyboard then ? :)  I got it because I liked all the extra caps and layout options.  You can always get some blockers and cover up some slots.

I like it because it is the first board that I could create a 60% + Numpad all in one, I am thinking of getting those blockers to block all F row completely

Btw, do you know how to place order on his website?
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« Reply #11 on: Fri, 07 February 2014, 13:14:55 »
Sherry was going to get some blockers for us.  Not sure what the latest on that is, as he seems to be backlogged with his communication.
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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 07 February 2014, 13:15:59 »
Man, these are sexy, can't wait to see more assembled photos.


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« Reply #13 on: Sat, 08 February 2014, 23:25:29 »
waiting for something awesome here..


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« Reply #14 on: Sat, 08 February 2014, 23:31:24 »
I'm getting some stabilizers on Monday, I think.  Can finally start building then!
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« Reply #15 on: Thu, 13 February 2014, 22:52:56 »
Not yet finished, but since this thread is sorely lacking photographs, I'll add my work in progress.  I'm at the step where I need to solder everything to the PCB :)



Lubricating with Victorinox Oil and Krytox Mixture:


I must say, this plate is not made for easy top cover removals, and getting switches in through the plate and the PCB was a PITA, as the PCB is pretty tight.  I used all PCB-mounted housings.  I actually had to remove all those swtiches one-by-one after they were nearly assembled--to put the top cover on :(  I highly recommend lubricating and assembling switches first and mounting them afterwards.

SIP socket things:



in a switch:





Leaving the black plastic in makes the top cover not close properly, so I cut all the pins out.  Switch stickers also cause more problems than benefit in this case, making the top covers harder to close, so I skipped them.  It looks much better without them anyway.

Ready to solder now:



Trying on keycaps:



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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 14 February 2014, 03:48:56 »
Not yet finished, but since this thread is sorely lacking photographs, I'll add my work in progress.  I'm at the step where I need to solder everything to the PCB :)

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Lubricating with Victorinox Oil and Krytox Mixture:
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I must say, this plate is not made for easy top cover removals, and getting switches in through the plate and the PCB was a PITA, as the PCB is pretty tight.  I used all PCB-mounted housings.  I actually had to remove all those swtiches one-by-one after they were nearly assembled--to put the top cover on :(  I highly recommend lubricating and assembling switches first and mounting them afterwards.

SIP socket things:

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in a switch:

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Leaving the black plastic in makes the top cover not close properly, so I cut all the pins out.  Switch stickers also cause more problems than benefit in this case, making the top covers harder to close, so I skipped them.  It looks much better without them anyway.

Ready to solder now:

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Trying on keycaps:

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mind = blown.

great job and pictures Ph. those SIP socket things are for LED swapping right?

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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 14 February 2014, 10:08:38 »
Yup, they are.
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« Reply #18 on: Fri, 14 February 2014, 15:05:15 »
Yup, they are.

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« Reply #19 on: Fri, 14 February 2014, 15:12:02 »
You can get them here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/3Pcs-Single-Row-40Pin-2-54mm-Round-Female-Pin-Header-/140910386490?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20cee9dd3a

Each set is good for 60 switches (3 x 40 pins and 2 pins per switch).
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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 17 February 2014, 13:32:29 »
So here's my final selection:



LEDs are slightly crooked in some switches due to SIP sockets being a major PITA.  Speaking of SIP sockets, if you use those with this kit, they have fairly short legs and barely reach through the PCB.  I had to use a fine tip chisel soldering iron and actually stick a corner of the tip into LED holes to touch the SIP socket ends for soldering.  Contacts are all good, however, so it works fine.  Inserting LEDs before soldering the sockets helps align the sockets better and also pushes them through as far as possible.

Some shots before cleaning off residual flux:





Another surprise was how wide those metal rings are around the switch pins.  Took a bit longer to heat up as a result.  I've got everything assembled and working now, and the first post here is updated with some tips.
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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 08 March 2014, 22:45:42 »
Photoelectric's lightsaver is lonely, so here's a picture of mine.


Better pictures to come when it's not all dark inside and I have my stabilizer wire.

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« Reply #23 on: Sat, 08 March 2014, 22:46:53 »
Hooray!!  MOAR PICTURES!
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« Reply #24 on: Sat, 08 March 2014, 22:48:25 »
So here's my final selection:

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LEDs are slightly crooked in some switches due to SIP sockets being a major PITA.  Speaking of SIP sockets, if you use those with this kit, they have fairly short legs and barely reach through the PCB.  I had to use a fine tip chisel soldering iron and actually stick a corner of the tip into LED holes to touch the SIP socket ends for soldering.  Contacts are all good, however, so it works fine.  Inserting LEDs before soldering the sockets helps align the sockets better and also pushes them through as far as possible.

Some shots before cleaning off residual flux:

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Another surprise was how wide those metal rings are around the switch pins.  Took a bit longer to heat up as a result.  I've got everything assembled and working now, and the first post here is updated with some tips.

How do the clears feel with the plate?

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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 08 March 2014, 22:59:32 »
So here's my final selection:

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LEDs are slightly crooked in some switches due to SIP sockets being a major PITA.  Speaking of SIP sockets, if you use those with this kit, they have fairly short legs and barely reach through the PCB.  I had to use a fine tip chisel soldering iron and actually stick a corner of the tip into LED holes to touch the SIP socket ends for soldering.  Contacts are all good, however, so it works fine.  Inserting LEDs before soldering the sockets helps align the sockets better and also pushes them through as far as possible.

Some shots before cleaning off residual flux:

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Another surprise was how wide those metal rings are around the switch pins.  Took a bit longer to heat up as a result.  I've got everything assembled and working now, and the first post here is updated with some tips.

How do the clears feel with the plate?

Less tactile, more rigid.  I didn't used to know the difference until my WEY, which has no plate.  I think Clears are better without plate, but this keyboard is SO rigid with the plate, everything else I tried hurt my fingers when bottoming out, except Blacks and stock Clears, which are more cushiony.
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« Reply #26 on: Sun, 09 March 2014, 00:11:51 »
Maximum overjelly.
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« Reply #27 on: Sun, 09 March 2014, 10:57:08 »
Why did I ignore this when it came out?  I did the same with the butterfly  keypad, :( :(

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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 09 March 2014, 23:57:16 »

Here's another picture of mine, now soldered.

Just waiting on the type of case screws it has so I can run to the hardware store and grab some (or I'll just go there after work anyway)
I programmed it today as well as getting it all keycapp'd up with Dvorak

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case: black
switches: mx clear, PCB mount for added difficulty of installation
Springs: 62g
Top cover (abostudio)
Spacebar: stock clear spring

The abostudio top covers are much more brittle than stock. You have to be careful when you remove them.

I will be resoldering my SIP headers once the LEDs arrive. (boring white, though I might grab some purple once I can get some confirmation that they don't emit much UV)

soldering the SIP holes was pretty easy once I switched to my ulta-fine point and 0.015" solder. I could fit both in the hole without contact.
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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 10 March 2014, 00:06:24 »
Very cool!  Transparent switch tops are quite nice with that silver plate.  I had a lot of trouble with stock black covers--I think it must be even more so with transparent ones, unless they are structurally different around the LED area (the black covers have small parts protruding downward, interfering with the sockets slightly).
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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 10 March 2014, 09:36:09 »
great looking lightsabers!
unfortunately, mine are still in the box... super stock.


still accumulating other parts and funds for a proper soldering kit

can i ask, what's the specs for the LEDs that you guys used?
thanks in advance!
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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 13 March 2014, 14:30:08 »
Time for another lightsaber ...

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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 13 March 2014, 14:33:10 »
That is a beautiful board.  Very clean, I like. :D

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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 13 March 2014, 14:39:17 »
Time for another lightsaber ...

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Cool!  I didn't know you got one too.  Looking forward to your Phantom photos as well :D
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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 13 March 2014, 14:41:19 »
Time for another lightsaber ...

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Looks really nice with the symbol only modifiers!

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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 13 March 2014, 15:04:13 »
pretty bord of key
-– but, does it soul have?

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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 13 March 2014, 15:16:19 »
The soul is strong with this one.
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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 14 March 2014, 13:29:13 »
New firmware/keymapper is available with lots of COOL OPTIONS! http://duck0113.tistory.com/84

I've added it to the OP.
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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #38 on: Sat, 15 March 2014, 09:27:30 »
These are just awesome looking boards!!   I'll have to get one at some point!! 

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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #39 on: Sat, 15 March 2014, 10:35:42 »
Time for another lightsaber ...

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This might just be one of my favourite looking boards ever, nice work.

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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #40 on: Sat, 15 March 2014, 12:47:00 »
big applause to all who worked on their lightsavers and posted photos! good work everyone!

I can enjoy looking without having to do any work (and destroy some perfectly good components)!
Most of the modding can be done on your own once you break through the psychological barriers.

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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 16 March 2014, 02:16:36 »
The new firmware is so much fun!!  The amount of stuff one can do with it and options is incredible.  Took me like 2 hours to redo all the layer stuff, reprogram, and play with the results to figure it out, and still some things to test.  For now, some samples of the cool new LED modes!!

Firstly, as in the original firmware, there are 5 LED sections that can be turned on and off independently: the function row, modifiers, alphas, numpad, and side LEDs.

Now, each of those sections also has multiple LED options: on, off, breathing (speed can be static or varied based on typing speed), reactive on, and reactive off.  You can also vary brightness levels.

Please see "LED Notes" in the first post for more details.  Here are two sample videos of possible LED modes:

1. demonstrating different groups of switches that can be independently lit
(side LEDs, numpad, alphas, modifiers + number row, entire function row)


2. demonstrating possible LED modes on the "alphas" section (didn't do a great job with the varying speed breathing mode--need to use different keys quickly to speed up the breathing)


(the owl at the top right blinks when changing modes to show the currently selected layer.  For example 3 quick blinks for Layer 3, and I'm pressing FN3 + number)

Also very much appreciate adjustable debounce settings with this new firmware!

GREAT STUFF!  Mega impressed  :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 16 March 2014, 16:18:28 »
Updated the OP with some details about the new firmware and also made two new videos that are more coherent than yesterday's (linked above).
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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 11:55:15 »
TrueCustom is so talented at programming :)
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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 17:26:26 »
I just want to let you know that I've ported hasu's tmk firmware to the lightsaber keyboard. The matrix is working, no led support at all. (I don't care to much about led features) I have to clean and test everything the next days and then ask hasu to merge the code.


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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 18 March 2014, 18:25:45 »
tmk firmware port can be found here https://github.com/xauser/tmk_keyboard

have fun!

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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 18 March 2014, 18:50:24 »
That's interesting, xauser, I'll add it to the OP.  Could you explain first why you decided to go with this firmware instead of the proprietary firmware?
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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 18 March 2014, 19:01:19 »
I have other keyboards (phantom and soon gh60) that are supported by tmk firmware. tmk firmware provides all mapping/layer/media features I could ever dream of. It's easy for me to spread my layout ideas over several keyboards this way.

Ah, and knowing whats running inside my keyboard is great!

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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 18 March 2014, 19:02:30 »
Soon we'll have other keyboards from the LightSaver-style family :O should we just put them all here too? :D
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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 18 March 2014, 19:21:02 »
Judging by how few people have added their LightSaver photos here, we could just extend it to all Duck keyboards :)  Especially if firmware remains centralized in terms of compiling information in the OP.
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